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September 2018
Admission is adults $5; children u16 $3; Friends of the Bunker and kids u5 Free.

30th Rotary Cartoon Awards Exhibition

September 1 @ 10:00 am - October 21 @ 4:00 pm
The Bunker Cartoon Gallery,
John Champion Way (off City Hill Drive), Coffs Harbour,

The Rotary Cartoon Awards are back at Coffs Harbour’s Bunker Cartoon Gallery! The Exhibition runs daily from 10 am to 4 pm from 1 September until 21 October. Now in its 30th year and the backbone of the Bunker Cartoon Gallery’s cartoon collection, this is your chance to see the cartoonists’ original works from around Australia and overseas. Come and cast your eyes over the best of Australian, international, and school-age cartoonists’ original works in all their glory. Always fiercely…

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Clay Intersections – ADC On Tour: An Australian Design Centre national touring exhibition

September 14 - November 10
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery,
Corner Coffs & Duke Streets, Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

Clay Intersections is an ADC On Tour national touring exhibition, first presented by Australian Design Centre in 2016. Curated by Gallery Co-ordinator Cath Fogarty, the exhibition highlights the work of eight contemporary makers selected for their diverse approaches to their ceramic practice: Kenji Uranishi, Tania Rollond, Bridget Bodenham, Helen Earl, Ulrica Trulsson, Natalie Rosin and Cone 11’s Colin Hopkins and Ilona Topolcsanyi.

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ARTEXPRESS 2018

September 15 @ 10:00 am - November 4 @ 4:00 pm
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

ARTEXPRESS is a series of exhibitions of exemplary bodies of work developed by NSW Visual Arts students for the Higher School Certificate. The exhibitions are a high quality teaching and learning resource representing best practice in visual arts education. ARTEXPRESS includes a broad range of approaches and expressive forms including ceramics, collection of works, documented forms, drawing, graphic design, painting, photomedia, printmaking, sculpture, textiles and fibre and time-based forms. ARTEXPRESS has grown to become a much anticipated event in the…

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Artexpress 2018

September 15 @ 10:00 am - November 4 @ 4:00 pm
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

ARTEXPRESS is a series of exhibitions of exemplary bodies of work developed by NSW Visual Arts students for the Higher School Certificate. ARTEXPRESS is a series of exhibitions of exemplary bodies of work developed by NSW Visual Arts students for the Higher School Certificate. The exhibitions are a high quality teaching and learning resource representing best practice in visual arts education. ARTEXPRESS includes a broad range of approaches and expressive forms including ceramics, collection of works, documented forms, drawing, graphic…

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Sawtell Art Group’s 31st Annual Exhibition

September 22 - October 21
Sawtell Art Gallery,
Cr Lyons & Bayldon Roads, opp Sawtell Bowling Club, Sawtell, NSW 2452 Australia

Once again the Sawtell Art Group is holding its Annual Exhibition. Opening on Saturday 22nd September at 6 pm until Sunday 21st October. There is $5,350.00 in prize money to be won with 15 different sections to enter.  Entry fee for the opening night is $10.00 for adults with U18s and exhibitors free. Drinks and nibbles will be served. Entries forms can be downloaded from our website and are due at the gallery before 1st September. Drop off for artworks…

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Off The Wall

September 29 - October 26
Bellingen Gallery and Framing Studio,
3/44 Hyde Street, Bellingen,

With a combined wealth of experience spanning several decades, local artists the Shard Sisters, have combined their shared passion for all things ceramic to bring together this eclectic exhibition. This exhibition will showcase their many and varied talents, featuring a display of beautiful and unique ceramic works, either wheel thrown or hand built forms, individual to each of the featured artists. The exhibition will encompass many aspects of ceramic work; functional ware, wall pieces and sculptural. The Shard Sisters consist…

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October 2018

“Spirit of Creation”

October 4 - 30
Ultragrafik Fine Art Gallery,
25/27 Hay Street, Port Macquarie,
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“Spirit of Creation” is a new group exhibition of artworks exploring the genesis of life and the joys of creation and nature. This is an exhibition of new work by local artists from the Greater Port Macquarie area and will include colourful abstract paintings, intricate mandalas and ceramic sculpture. Entry is free and all work is for sale, so come and grab some early Christmas presents! Official opening is 5pm Thursday 4th October and the show runs until 30th October.…

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Cohesive

October 4 - November 25
Manning Regional Art Gallery,
12 Macquarie Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

Yvette and Peter’s latest collaboraton sees them combine Yvette’s painting with Peter’s ceramics, producing works that relate in either colour, pattern or style. Yvette has been exhibiting regularly for the past 35 years and now enjoys the experience with Peter. Whilst the majority of Yvette’s paintings are based on the local landscape, she creates still life paintings that tie in with Peter’s patterned sgraffito ceramics. She is inspired by light, shadows and compositional patterns in the environment. Her work tends…

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Terror Australis

October 4 - November 25
Manning Regional Art Gallery,
12 Macquarie Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

What will we see when we look back on 2018 and beyond in Australia? How will history portray this country and its people? A lifelong fascination with museums and Australian culture has led Hosking to create her own artefacts for a museum of the future. With humour, a little irreverence and some outrage, Jane speculates what might be displayed in our museums in a hundred years.

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Brushes with Life

October 4 - November 25
Manning Regional Art Gallery,
12 Macquarie Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

‘Brushes with Life’. This annual art exhibition is a collection of work put together by people with a lived experience of mental illness. The exhibition aspires to break down the stigma of mental health issues and to enable full participation within a diverse and inclusive community. Opening evening to be confirmed

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Imploded

October 6 @ 12:00 am - October 31 @ 11:00 pm
The Naked Bean,
34 Skinner St,, Grafton S NSW 2460,

“IMPLODED” : A THOUGHT PROVOKING JOURNEY THROUGH ARTWORK EXPLORING THE HUMAN CONDITION A visual feast of artwork displaying the works of a 20 year old emerging artist Chelsea Adams, who has been studying the Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts for three years at TAFE NSW, Coffs Harbour Campus, opens next month in Grafton. This graduating student invites the public to help celebrate her journey, and launch of her artistic career. The exhibition will take the audience on a thought provoking…

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Dust off The Brushes

October 12 - November 4
Gloucester Gallery,
Denison St, Gloucester, NSW,

Dust off the Brushes is a solo exhibtion by Warren Goodrick.   The Exhibition opens Friday 12th October from 6:30pm. Warren is a multi-disciplinary artist. With recent works being predominately in plain air traditional oil paintings – covering subjects ranging from landscapes, seascapes, street-scapes, harbour views, buildings and mountain vistas. His exhibition also includes pen and ink drawings. Warren’s artworks are represented in commercial building displays, government institutes, private and overseas collections. Warren and his wife intend to travel throughout Australia…

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Jason Wing The Presence of Absence Exhibition

October 13 @ 10:00 am - December 2 @ 4:00 pm
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

JASON WING The Presence of Absence Exhibition on view 13 October – 2 December 2018. The Presence of Absence is a new exhibition by Sydney-based artist Jason Wing, who strongly identifies with his Chinese and Aboriginal Biripi heritage. This exhibition was developed during his residency at the Glasshouse Regional Gallery in June. Wing has reinterpreted old and new work in response to his recent visit to Port Macquarie. Wing explored the Glasshouse’s heritage, archaeological displays and artefacts collection dating from…

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Nicole Welch Silence & Solitude: selected works from Eastern Interiors

October 13 @ 10:00 am - December 2 @ 4:00 pm
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Nicole Welch Silence & Solitude: selected works from Eastern Interiors Exhibition on view 13 October – 2 December 2018. Silence & Solitude: selected works from Eastern Interiors explores the Bicentennial year of the settlement of Bathurst (1815) and the subsequent opening of the eastern interior of Australia to exploration. Nicole followed the early pathways journeyed by European explorers, stopping at significant locations to enact installations in the landscape. The region as a whole is richly represented in Australian historical collections,…

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Inhabiting Space A contemporary jewellery exhibition

October 13 @ 10:00 am - December 9 @ 4:00 pm
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Inhabiting Space A contemporary jewellery exhibition curated by Dr Elizabeth Shaw Inhabiting Space features works from three contemporary jewellers, Rebecca Ward (Maleny, QLD), Clare Poppi (Marburg, QLD) and Helen Wyatt (Sydney, NSW) whose small precious works capture the imagination through their material and aesthetic choice. The exhibition looks at how contemporary jewellers are thinking about the environment and how this is reflected in what they make. Their works convey a narrative of nature and how it intersects with the built…

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Makers Exhibition

October 14 - November 8
Nexus Community Gallery,
Old Butter Factory, Bellingen 2454,

Makers exhibition which opens on October 14 will bring together the talents of Reanne Brewin, Beth Gibbings & Gloria Malone, all competent artists in varied disciplines. The body of work that is ‘Makers’ will express a sense of freedom and exploration. All artists have come to a time in their art making where caution can be thrown to the wind and the works can be created without constraints, delving deeper into the fires of creativity. The exhibition will present works in ceramics,…

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EARTH FIRE FORGED IN FLAME – Art Exhibitions

October 16 - November 11
Matilda Street Gallery,
26 Matilda Street, Macksville, NSW 2447 Australia

Glass is crystal clear, luminous, smooth and has a cool tactile sensation. The beauty of glass art lies not only in its visual dimension but also in its handmade qualities. Tai Chiu Mei a Taiwanese glass and ceramic artist of international renown, her works appear in major collections throughout Asia, Europe and America. Her work is highly collectable and sought after. For Tai Chiu Mei the process of working with hot glass can be tiring because of the high temperature…

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Guura – Bloom

October 16 - November 16
The Art Space,
13 Bonville St., Urunga,
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The Art Space invites you to our upcoming group exhibition, Guura – Bloom. Opening Night Sat Oct 20th 5-7pm Exhibition runs Oct 16 – Nov 16  Along with the opening celebrations we are delighted to bring you a small performance on the night.  Juanella McKenzie (Adnyamathanha/ Luritja woman S.A.) will share the dreaming story for The Seven Sisters. She and her three girls (Ngarlaa, Ngayan and Ngintaka Donovan – Adnyamathanha/Luritja/Gumbaynggirr ) will be singing the dreaming song in Yura ngawrala (Adnyamathanha…

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EXHIBITION: Petal & Stone, Feather & Bone

October 17 @ 9:30 am - October 28 @ 4:00 pm
Macleay Valley Community Art Gallery,
Kinchela Street, Gladstone,

Petal & Bone, Feather & Stone EXHIBITION: Macleay Valley Community Art Gallery | Oct 17 – 28, 2018 Petal & Stone, Feather & Bone is the culmination of creative efforts of three friends, Elizabeth Macdonald, Karen Pike, and Lynden Jacobi. Inspired by nature, all works follow a similar thread of treasures found in the wild. Elizabeth’s intricate flora and fauna studies in watercolour are complemented by the bold, colourful glass works of Lynden. Across Karen’s works, her confidence and connection…

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Opening Night – Lil’ Bits Art Exhibition

October 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Coffs Harbour Showground Gallery,
Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour,

Come and join us at 6 pm for the opening night of the Coffs Harbour Creative Arts Group’s latest exhibition: Lil’ Bits at the Coffs Harbour Showground Gallery. The “Lil’ Bits” Art Exhibition showcases works from the Coffs Harbour Creative Arts Group’s members across various disciplines: calligraphy, fibre art, acrylics, pastels, watercolour, and more. The unifying theme across all the works is their size: 20mm x 20mm. The exhibition opens at 6 pm Friday, 19 October – join us for…

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Lil’ Bits Art Exhibition

October 20 @ 10:00 am - December 12 @ 4:00 am
Coffs Harbour Showground Gallery,
Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour,

The “Lil’ Bits” Art Exhibition showcases works from the Coffs Harbour Creative Arts Group’s members across various disciplines: calligraphy, fibre art, acrylics, pastels, watercolour, and more. The unifying theme across all the works is their size: 20mm x 20mm. The exhibition runs from Saturday, 20 October until Wednesday, 12 December. The Gallery is open Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 3 pm, with free entry. All artworks are for sale.

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Behind the Lines: The year’s best political cartoons

October 26 - December 2
The Bunker Cartoon Gallery,
John Champion Way (off City Hill Drive), Coffs Harbour,
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Roll up, roll up, The Bunker Cartoon Gallery is hosting the travelling exhibition Behind the Lines 2017. Be sure to come along and marvel at the political cartooning spectacle: The Three-Ring Circus. Your chance to see the year’s best political cartoons, capturing a world where fact and fiction collide and ringmasters, jugglers and acrobats have all stepped into the political Big Top. With its many tumultuous events, 2017 was another rich year for our nation’s political cartoonists who continue to…

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November 2018

In Conversation with Cathy Wilcox

November 2 @ 12:00 am - 11:00 pm
The Bunker Cartoon Gallery,
John Champion Way (off City Hill Drive), Coffs Harbour,

Come & join noted Sydney Morning Herald Cartoonist, Walkley Award winner and TED talker, Cathy Wilcox “In Conversation” at Coffs Harbour’s Bunker Cartoon Gallery for the official opening of the ‘Behind the Lines’ Political Cartoons Exhibition. Entry is by Gold Coin donation, with light refreshments, a cash bar, and raffles. Showcasing the year’s best political cartoons, Behind the Lines – The Three-Ring Circus captures a world where fact and fiction collide and ringmasters, jugglers and acrobats have all stepped into…

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Lakeside Festival Art Prize

November 3 @ 9:00 am - November 4 @ 2:00 pm
Tuncurry Memorial Hall,
Point Rd, Tuncurry,

WHERE: Held inside the Historic Tuncurry Memorial Hall, Point Rd Tuncurry WHEN: 9am to 2pm Saturday 3rd | 9am to 12pm Sunday 4th November 2018. The Lakeside Art Prize Exhibition forms part of the 2018 Lakeside Festival, now in its third year running. View over 200+ stunning works of local art on display and for sale. ADDMISSION is only a gold coin donation which goes directly towards the TUNCURRY MEMORIAL HALL repair & renew fund. All displays are entered from local artists and schools in…

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